Give that traditional box of chocolates a stylish and crafty upgrade with this quick and easy project! It takes just five minutes from start to finish, and it’s a wonderful way to use up any scrap pieces of your favorite fabric. And better yet, it can be re-used again and again.
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WHAT TO GET:
-Wooden heart boxes from Papermart
-Fabric scraps (about ¼ yard)
WHAT TO DO:
1. Using a pencil, trace the lid from the heart-shaped box on to the paper side of a sheet of EZ Steam.
2. Cut out around (not on) the tracing and stick the bumpy side of the EZ Steam to the wrong side of the fabric.
3. Iron the paper to the fabric.
4. Using the traced design, carefully cut out the shape and remove the backing from the EZ Steam.
5. Place the cutout, sticky side down, over the top of the lid and press firmly.
6. Iron the fabric on to the lid.
7. Fill with candy, and gift to your sweetheart or BFF!
“If you had asked my 12-year-old self what I wanted to be when I grow up, I probably would have had a perfectly sensible answer. Like a circus trapeze artist or an outer space explorer. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would craft for a living. But fast-forward 20 years and I’m the owner of The Makery, a walk-in craft studio located in Anaheim. In addition to teaching and organizing local creative workshops, planning craft parties and designing handmade craft kits, I also design for Whimsy and Ink, the handmade biz I share with my rad hubby. My work has been featured in Real Simple, Brides Magazine, Bust, The Huffington Post, Orange Coast Magazine, Sunset Magazine, in Etsy’s Featured Sellers series, and in my mom’s emails to Grandma.”